All Courses

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design

VIU International, Canada

bachelor-of-design-in-graphic-design

Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

See all cycles

First Year Course Fee

USD 13,572

Course Accredited By

NA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

Are you a visual communicator and think you would enjoy a creative career? The four-year Graphic Design degree program at VIU is taught by professors who are graphic designers, artists and photographers themselves, and is a hands-on program taught in studios using industry-leading technologies.

Why a graphic design degree? Every company, organization and product needs a designer. Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design students graduate industry-ready with a killer portfolio to add to their resume. Are you ready to start creating?

The Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in the creative discipline of digital and print Graphic Design. "Graphic Design is an interdisciplinary problem-solving activity that combines visual sensitivity with skill and knowledge in areas of communication, technology and business. A Graphic Designer specializes in the structuring and organizing of visual information and to aid communication and orientation. They provide clients with the following: research, costing, planning, coordination, project management, quality control, design and aesthetic judgment, advertising and art direction." (Ashworth, Hilary ed. The Business of Graphic Design, A Professional's Handbook. Toronto: Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario, 2001).

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements apply.

Bachelor of Design in Graphic Design students must submit the following to support their application:

  • A portfolio
  • A 100-300 word written statement on reasons and goals for seeking enrolment in the program and indicating research about the profession
  • A résumé including two reference letters

Applicants' portfolios should include 6-12 items. The work can come from a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to:

  • hand rendered sketching (pencil, ink
  • painting water colour, oils, acrylics
  • collage mixed media, other
  • photography
  • 3D sculpture or prop building
  • writing essays, poems, blogs
  • digital work commissioned or not
  • jewelry making
  • pottery
  • fabric work original sewing, needle work
  • motion video, digital
  • websites blogs, animation
  • sound (music, recordings
  • journals sketching, writing
  • process sketch books
     

Year 1

Professional Practice 1
Core Studio 1
Technology 1
Technology 2
Core Studio 2
Core Studio 3
Core Studio 4
University Writing and Research
Two non-ARTG electives

Total Credits
30

Year 2
Professional Practice 2
Design Culture
Technology 3
Core Studio 5
Core Studio 6
Core Studio 7
Technology 4
Technology 5
UI-UX I
Business and Technical Writing

Total Credits
30

Year 3
Professional Practice 3
Core Studio 8
Design Studio 1
Core Studio 9
UI-UX II)
Core Studio 10
Planning for Upper-Level Internship
Third-Year Internship)
Two non-ARTG electives
Total Credits
30


Year 4
Professional Practice 4
Design Studio 2
UI-UX III
UI-UX IV
Design Studio 3
Core Studio 11
Core Studio 12
Design Studio 4
Two non-ARTG electives
Total Credits
30

 

Fees for Year 1* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 Year 1: Books and supplies (approximate costs)** 3,000.00 Total 8,542.26 Fees for Year 2* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 

Year 2: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 2,100.00 Total 7,642.26 Fees for Year 3* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00 Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16 Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90 VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20 Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00 

Year 3: Books and supplies (approximate costs) 2,300.00 Total 7,842.26 Fees 

Year 4* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit)4,704.00 Student Activity fee (4% of tuition)188.16 Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit)207.90 VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month)167.20 Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year)275.00 Year 4: Books and supplies (approximate costs)2,800.00 Total 8,342.26

Interested in this course?

Our Admissions Counsellors would love to assist!

Date of birth